If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and wondering if abortion is your only option, the answer is no. You have other options, which include parenting and adoption. While these choices require you to carry the pregnancy to term, they both give your pregnancy a future and can be highly rewarding.
Read on to learn more about strategies you can take to decide which option is right for you. Or, if you’re looking to talk to someone in person about your pregnancy options, contact Life Options Clinic to connect with one of our caring team members. All appointments are free and confidential.
How Do I Know What Choice Is Right for Me?
Thinking about your pregnancy options can feel overwhelming, but taking certain steps can help you gain some clarity. As you’re beginning the process, asking yourself the following questions can be a helpful first step:
- When I think about parenting or adoption, what concerns me most?
- Where can I turn to for help with my concerns? (For example, if you’re worried about money, are community resources available to help you with food, housing, etc.?)
- If I chose parenting or adoption, what might these choices look like in my life?
- If I choose abortion, how might I feel afterward?
While these questions won’t give you all the answers, they can give you a starting place to unpack what you’re feeling about your pregnancy options and why.
Talking to Someone Can Help
Thinking through your options is an excellent first step, but talking to someone you trust can help you figure out what’s best for you.
When choosing someone to talk to, it’s essential to pick a person you trust and who will listen without trying to persuade you one way or another. Your pregnancy decision is yours alone to make, and you’re more likely to suffer mental health consequences if you let someone else push you into a decision you don’t agree with.
You’re Not Alone
Facing an unplanned pregnancy can feel isolating, but you’re not alone. At Life Options Clinic, we’re here for you. We offer a safe, welcoming space where you can come with your questions and find answers. Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential appointment.